Joint tumors
Synovial chondrosarcoma

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 September 2017, last major update June 2013

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Synovial chondrosarcoma [title]

Cite this page: Shankar, V. Synovial chondrosarcoma. website. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Very rare
  • Very difficult to distinguish low grade chondrosarcoma from chondromatosis (Sarcoma 2003;7:69)
Case reports
Gross description
  • May be more expansile than synovial osteochondromatosis
Gross images

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Various images of extracapsular hip specimen after fixation and bisection

Chondromatosis with chondrosarcoma

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cartilage cells have cytologic features of malignancy
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Tumor tissue permeating cortical bone and filling marrow spaces